General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 22, 2017

NOTE: Some events may have to be played on Sunday, depending on the number of entries. All players will be notified if a change is made.

Pre-Tournament Instructions - 7:30 a.m.
Competition Begins - 8 a.m.

SITE: University of Nebraska at Omaha HPER Complex, Omaha - View map. (HPER building is on the south side of campus)

RULES: USA Badminton rules apply.

EQUIPMENT: Approved synthetic shuttlecocks will be supplied. Feather shuttlecocks may be used providing specific match competitors mutually agree before the start of a match. Feather shuttles must be supplied by the participants. Players must also supply their own rackets.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three players/teams in each division. Fourth place player/team will receive a certificate. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the school/organization or group that brings the most entrants.


View the Complete Event Details for a full list of divisions and events.

NOTE: Maximum of three events per participant.


Has played indoor competitive badminton in local, regional, or national tournaments and plays more than once a week on a regular basis. Open players must register for this division.

Participants registering in the Open division must indicate their skill level of A, B, C, or D during registration. Participants registering online will be prompted to select level, but participants registering via the paper entry form must include their skill level in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the form.

Recreational: Plays indoor badminton at a club or gym once in a while or plays for fun and exercise with little or no experience. No Open players. Open players registering for the Recreational division will result in disqualification. Contact Badminton Director Bob Ericson at 402-571-6933 or with questions.

Senior: Must be 50 years of age or older.

High School: Must be between 15-18 years of age.

Youth: Must be 14 years of age or younger.

Disabled: Uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid.

Family Recreational: Parent or relative, male or female (recreational player only) with youth 14 or under, male or female. No Open players.

Competition Format

Director may split divisions, and reserves the right to reassign players to other divisions and combine events, depending on the number of entries.

Championship/consolation format. Every attempt will be made to arrange at least two matches for each participant. First match determines placement. Loser of first round match drops to single-elimination consolation bracket, and winner advances in the single-elimination championship bracket. Semi-final losers, in the winners bracket, play for third place (bronze medal).

The tournament will be conducted using rally scoring: All events are best of three games to 21 points. Must win by two points unless game is tied at 29 all. Then, next point wins.

Age determined as of July 22, 2017.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

First event - $22
Additional events - $7

First event - $27
Additional events - $7

The final registration deadline for this sport is July 16. This sport will accept late registrations with an additional $5 late fee.

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list doubles partner’s name. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Both team members must register themselves, or the participant can register both members by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees. Participants registering in the Open division must indicate their skill level of A, B, C, or D in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the form.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Badminton Director Bob Ericson at 402-571-6933 or concerning rules or equipment. Additional information is available at the Top Flight Club website:

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or